An important characteristic of FDS is that, it has an assumption that good education can be derived from playing sports. The strong tradition of excellence in Flora Dale academic programme carries over to the playing fields, where FDS teams are league contenders, and often champions, year after year. The collaboration and co-operation demanded by team sports, the growth and development that stems from testing sports talents and skills directly against those of others and the development of personal character forged in competitive games. Hence, the sports programme strives to develop every student's physical capabilities and to develop qualities such as courage, confidence, self-discipline and sportsmanship.
At FDS, there are teams for all ages and abilities. The programme caters to highly experienced athletes, as well as to novice players. At all levels, FDS coaches, most of whom are full-time faculty members, are committed to teaching the necessary skills for both improved team and individual performance. Students are encouraged to choose from the following games: Cricket, Foot-ball, Basket-ball, Badminton, skating, Hand-ball, Kho-Kho, Volley-ball, Net-ball, Table-tennis, Throw-ball, Tug of war, etc.
Periodical interaction is arranged with World-Class achievers so that the students are benefited with the experience and guidance of these sportsmen. Students compete at State / National / International tournaments in various sporting disciplines.